Monday, April 02, 2007

FTF Design Studio

FTF Design Studio is the furniture line of Roseann Repetti and her husband, architect West Chin. They are based in the meatpacking district and together have designed and decorated the homes of Christy Turlington/Ed Burns, Shalom Harlow, Alexis/Oren Glick, Francois Nars, Regan Cameron, Michael Thompson & more. Reacting to the overall enthusiasm they received from their clients and peers, West and Roseann decided to launch a home line created for their private clients to the public.

FTF's latest pieces are in Corian (typically used for kitchen counters & baths), The collection also includes elements like Walnut, Bamboo & Lacquer. FTF is a pioneer in using Corian for accessories and has become proficient in creating hand finished home products that result in a versatile & forgivable surface for the home, kitchen and bath.

Roseann Repetti cultivated her sensibility for fabrics, textures and home via her extensive 17 year career in fashion. Previously, Roseann was a fashion editor & stylist for various magazine titles, including Elle, Italian Vogue & Marie Claire and has worked alongside top fashion photographers including Steven Meisel, Walter Chin, Patrick Demarchelier, Arthur Elgort and Pamela Hanson. Roseann brings a very luxurious, modern understanding of design to FTF.

West Chin's philosophy is to combine comfort and versatility with a modern, clean and pragmatic approach. West is constantly in pursuit of merging style with functionality, a process that he was exposed to at a young age through his architect father. West subsequently started a design/build firm which is the synthesis of creation and execution is the foundation of his practice. FTF is short for "First to Fly", which is the translation in Chinese of West's middle name, Yit Fee, which symbolizes the first born son in America.

FTF was featured in New York Magazine "The City's 100 Best Architects and Decorators" and has been published in the New York Times, Harpers Bazaar, Vogue, Interior Design, Elle D├ęcor, HC&G, Loft, Dwell, and Gourmet.

FTF Design Studio Inc

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